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Wapping park extension to sit on top of a sewer
Wapping park extension to sit on top of a sewer

Wapping park extension to sit on top of a sewer

Plans to landscape one of the Thames super sewer building sites have been approved and will enlarge the existing King Edward Memorial Park (KEMP) in Wapping.

Feb
08
New section of the Thames Embankment is named after Joseph Bazalgette
New section of the Thames Embankment is named after Joseph Bazalgette

New section of the Thames Embankment is named after Joseph Bazalgette

The Victorian engineer credited with the design of the London sewer network and the Thames Embankment has finally had part of it named after him.

Jul
21
2020
A steel sewer vortex longer than a tube carriage
A steel sewer vortex longer than a tube carriage

A steel sewer vortex longer than a tube carriage

A gigantic steel tube that's large enough to hold a tube train has arrived at the Thames Sewer site in Hammersmith - and is to be buried vertically in the ground.

Jun
18
2020
New map shows tunnel boring machines under the Thames
New map shows tunnel boring machines under the Thames

New map shows tunnel boring machines under the Thames

As a series of tunnel boring machines drill a huge sewer underneath the River Thames, a map shows their live(ish) progress.

Nov
20
2019
The mystery of the London skeleton still wearing his boots
The mystery of the London skeleton still wearing his boots

The mystery of the London skeleton still wearing his boots

A skeleton, lying face-down deep in the Thames mud, still wearing a pair of thigh-high leather boots has been discovered by archaeologists in Bermondsey.

Dec
04
2018
New images show the future of the Thames Embankment
New images show the future of the Thames Embankment

New images show the future of the Thames Embankment

Images of what the Thames Embankment will look like when the Super Sewer is completed have been released.

Sep
06
2018
Thames Tideway’s tunnel boring machines lowered 53 metres into the ground
Thames Tideway’s tunnel boring machines lowered 53 metres into the ground

Thames Tideway’s tunnel boring machines lowered 53 metres into the ground

The first of the giant tunnel boring machines that will dig the "super sewer" underneath the Thames has been lowered into position, some 53 metres below ground.

Jun
20
2018
Showing off the Thames Tideway Tunnel Boring Machines
Showing off the Thames Tideway Tunnel Boring Machines

Showing off the Thames Tideway Tunnel Boring Machines

A couple of weeks back the two cutting heads that will drill the new super sewer under London were shown off in a public open day.

May
30
2018
Excavated clay from London’s super sewer being used to make art
Excavated clay from London’s super sewer being used to make art

Excavated clay from London’s super sewer being used to make art

A London artist is using clay being dug up on the Thames Tideway Tunnel, the 25km super sewer, to create ceramic artwork.

May
06
2018